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J565 - Rhodochrosite $ 280
Sunnyside Mine, Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm


Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/J565a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/J565b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/J565c.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Sunnyside Mine, Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/J565d.jpg]

An open vug in sulfide matrix lined with Calcite, tiny needle Quartz crystals, and flattened rhombs of pink Rhodochrosite. Undamaged and very bright and clean looking.


J563 - Huebnerite with Quartz $ 75
Pasto Bueno Mine, Ancash, Peru
miniature - 4.5 x 4.2 x 4 cm


Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno Mine, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/J563a.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno Mine, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/J563b.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno Mine, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/J563c.jpg] Huebnerite with Quartz from Pasto Bueno Mine, Ancash, Peru [db_pics/pics/J563d.jpg]

Upright standing crystals of dark red Huebnerite associated with clear Quartz crystals. A Pasto Bueno classic.


J562 - Tetrahedrite, Sphalerite $ 175
Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru
small cabinet - 9 x 7 x 3.5 cm


Tetrahedrite, Sphalerite from Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/J562a.jpg] Tetrahedrite, Sphalerite from Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/J562b.jpg] Tetrahedrite, Sphalerite from Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/J562c.jpg] Tetrahedrite, Sphalerite from Casapalca Mine, Huarochiri Province, Lima, Peru [db_pics/pics/J562d.jpg]

Sphalerite, Tetrahedrite, and Pyrite crystals form a classic, quality Peruvian specimen. Little to no damage.


J512 - Fluorite with Barite $ 400
Boulder Hill Mine, Wellington, Nevada, USA
cabinet - 10.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm


Fluorite with Barite from Boulder Hill Mine, Wellington, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J512a.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Boulder Hill Mine, Wellington, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J512b.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Boulder Hill Mine, Wellington, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J512c.jpg] Fluorite with Barite from Boulder Hill Mine, Wellington, Nevada, USA [db_pics/pics/J512d.jpg]

Translucent to transparent Fluorite crystals with distinct grey phantoms. This is an undamaged floater with cream colored Barite crystals attached to the backside. This is a self collected specimen and the single best piece from a large pocket I found there approximately 15 years ago.


J259 - Agate after bivalve $ 90
Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Agate after bivalve from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J259a.jpg] Agate after bivalve from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J259b.jpg] Agate after bivalve from Dakhla area, Western Sahara, Morocco [db_pics/pics/J259c.jpg]

Fossil bivalve shell that has been replaced by translucent golden agate. These are found on the surface, having weathered out of the surrounding rock formations. There are about 40 different species found at this deposit. Although they could have weathered out of different formations, they are all believed to be Eocene in age. Most are broken pieces and weathered and perfectly preserved examples such as this are uncommon, probably less than 5 percent of what is found.


J507 - Spinel $ 200
Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm


Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J507a.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J507b.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J507c.jpg] Spinel from Ruaha, near Mahenge, Morogoro, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/J507d.jpg]

Intergrown spinel-twinned purple Spinel crystals from a new find. Complete all around with typical pitted growth but only very minor chipping. Good luster and translucency.


J521 - Tourmaline $ 750
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 3.8 x 1 x 1 cm


Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J521a.jpg] Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J521b.jpg] Tourmaline from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/J521c.jpg]

Facet quality 'lipstick' Tourmaline of light green grading up to a red termination. One of the small side crystals has a chipped termination, otherwise the enire piece is undamaged. Weighs 7.39 grams.


J555 - Gold with Ferberite $ 260
Julcani Mine, Huancavelica, Peru
small cabinet - 5.5 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Gold with Ferberite from Julcani Mine, Huancavelica, Peru [db_pics/pics/J555a.jpg] Gold with Ferberite from Julcani Mine, Huancavelica, Peru [db_pics/pics/J555b.jpg] Gold with Ferberite from Julcani Mine, Huancavelica, Peru [db_pics/pics/J555c.jpg]

Spongy masses of Gold associated with Ferberite crystals in a Quartz matrix. These were found years ago and I've not seen them since, this specimen out of an old collection. It featured 4 small areas of Gold, each directly adjacent to a Ferberite crystal.


J561 - Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite $ 350
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 5 cm


Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561d.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561e.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561f.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz with Scheelite from Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan, China [db_pics/pics/J561g.jpg]

Attractive and classic Yaogangxian specimen consisting of a large double-terminated Quarz crystal, cubic purple Fluorite, yellow/green Mica, and tan Scheelite crystals. It's nearly a floater with a small point of contact at the base, otherwise complete all around and undamaged.


J629 - Rhodochrosite $ 150
Uchuchaccua Mine, Oyon, Peru
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 4 cm


Rhodochrosite from Uchuchaccua Mine, Oyon, Peru [db_pics/pics/j629a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Uchuchaccua Mine, Oyon, Peru [db_pics/pics/j629b.jpg]

Red Rhodochrosite crystals lining a 4.5cm wide vug in dark matrix.


J544 - Enargite $ 165
Butte, Silverbow Co., Montana, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


Enargite from Butte, Silverbow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J544a.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silverbow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J544b.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silverbow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J544c.jpg]

Lustrous Enargite crystals cover the top surface of a Pyrite and Enargite matrix.


J564 - Enargite $ 265
Butte, Silverbow Co., Montana, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5.5 x 3 cm


Enargite from Butte, Silverbow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J564a.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silverbow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J564b.jpg] Enargite from Butte, Silverbow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/J564c.jpg]

Lustrous Enargite crystals cover the top surface of a Pyrite and Enargite matrix. Comes with two old labels that indicate it was formerly in the James Manchester collection (1871-1948).


J621 - Brucite $ 225
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
small cabinet - 7.5 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J621a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J621b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/J621c.jpg]

Large, solid radial mass of Brucite on matrix. This is an uncommon example well crystallized all around, characteristic of open pocket growth and not growth in tight, contacted seams as are most. Translucent, thick and sturdy. Undamaged.


J541 - Quartz on Andradite $ 150
Stanley Butte, Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 4.5 x 2 cm


Quartz on Andradite from Stanley Butte, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J541a.jpg] Quartz on Andradite from Stanley Butte, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J541b.jpg] Quartz on Andradite from Stanley Butte, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/J541c.jpg]

Andradite crystals to 1cm partially coated by small Quartz crystals.


J526 - Wulfenite $ 300
Mezica Mines, Carinthia Region, Slovenia
cabinet - 9.5 x 9 x 2.5 cm


Wulfenite from Mezica Mines, Carinthia Region, Slovenia [db_pics/pics/J526a.jpg] Wulfenite from Mezica Mines, Carinthia Region, Slovenia [db_pics/pics/J526b.jpg] Wulfenite from Mezica Mines, Carinthia Region, Slovenia [db_pics/pics/J526c.jpg] Wulfenite from Mezica Mines, Carinthia Region, Slovenia [db_pics/pics/J526d.jpg]

Good coverage of yellow/orange dipyramidal Wulfenite crystals on a light colored matrix.



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